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Seventeen paddlers (and one wagger) in sixteen boats took advantage of the mid-week rain to head back to the Guadalupe River. With a flow of about 55 cfs, the water level was on the low side, but enough to make the trip from Edge Falls Road to Guadalupe River State Park an enjoyable one. In fact, it was so much fun that Susan, Pablo and Milo (the wagger) made a round trip! They paddled upstream from the park and joined the group for the downstream portion not far from the road crossing.
Note 2: To view 42 more photos from this outing, including many shots of individual paddlers, left click here, and then click on "Slideshow" (upper right of page).
Ready to launch. Greg and Renee make their Saturday Paddlers debut as Joline attempts to welcome them with the Vulcan "live long and prosper" salute.
Scott & Reiko at the put-in.
Sandra and Nancy glide along.
Dueling paddles - Shelly and Reiko.
Pablo finds it's easier going downstream. Robert agrees.
Bob and Tom bring up the rear.
Miguel and Joline focus (as does the camera) on a snow on the mountain weed ... I mean flower.
Greg attempts to fit into a kayak while an angry cypress patiently awaits its next victim.
Bob slips through the rocks, as do Pablo and Milo.
Shelly and Eva enjoy the scenery.
Scott intent on picking the right line through the rapid.
Renee "explores" the right bank while Kathy starts her run - her first in a whitewater kayak.
Renee decides to go through sideways ...
Pablo having fun.
Susan models her formal gloves.
No problems for Miguel.
Reiko handles the rapid with ease.
Tom acts as sweep.
Greg and the group ready to complete the run to the park.